John Ball Primary School

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At John Ball we are fully committed to safeguarding all pupils, this forms part of our statutory duty. Safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of every child is everyone’s responsibility and we proactively seek to support our children and their families.  

Do you have a safeguarding concern?

If you have concerns about a child at our school, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Team immediately on 0208 852 1601 or email:

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) at John Ball Primary School are:

Cassey Kiely (DSL, Assistant Head of EYFS)

Deborah Parish (Deputy DSL, Family Liaison)

Catherine McNerney (Deputy DSL, Assistant Head of Inclusion)

Jacqui Noakes (Deputy DSL, Headteacher)

To contact a member of the safeguarding team, contact: 

If you think a child or young person under 18 years old, who lives in the borough, is being abused or neglected, contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) Team using the contact details below.

MASH can be contacted (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm) on: 0208 314 6660 or email:

If you are seriously concerned about a child’s immediate safety, please call 999.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s physical and mental health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

What is John Ball's approach to safeguarding?

Staff are committed to providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment for all our children so they can learn in a happy and secure place.

It is important that our children understand how to safeguard themselves and what to do if they do not feel happy or safe. Safeguarding is an integral part of our curriculum and is delivered at an age appropriate level, from the moment children start with us until they leave. We achieve this by:

  • Identifying trusted adults to report their worries to, and having the confidence to do this through a range of age appropriate channels
  • Holding regular safeguarding assemblies run by staff and outside agencies with a clear and age appropriate focus
  • Regularly speaking to our children and collecting and acting on “Pupil voice” to ensure our children are heard
  • Displaying relevant safeguarding information in school
  • Delivering key safeguarding messages and information throughout our curriculum.

For more information please see our safeguarding policy.

The Link Governors for Safeguarding review safeguarding procedures at least termly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Useful links

Keeping Children Safe in Education: Part 1, 2023  



CEOP – if you are concerned that a child may be at risk whilst they are online 

Internet matters